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Restaurants serve deals for Halloween

By Kristen Arms | October 31, 2016

Halloween is here and businesses are running deals all over campus and DeKalb to get in the spooky spirit. College students are all about saving money. These sales are a good way to get food without spending too much. All of these are valid only today.Baskin...

Pass/Fail: Chipotle gives away free burritos;Blackboard malfunctions

By Faith Mellenthin | February 11, 2016

Pass: Chipotle gives away free burritosAfter closing for the day Monday for a staff meeting, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s recent promotion gave back to its customers in the most effective way — free food.With the recent E. coli scare contaminating several...

Council to read outdoor patio, cell tower ordinance proposals

By Jackie Nevarez | September 28, 2015

City Council will review two items for separate action today that involve approving an outdoor patio for a future Chipotle Mexican Grill in Sycamore and permission to Verizon Wireless for cellphone tower usage.Both items, which are the only items listed...

DeKalb Chipotle stops serving pork

By Northern Star staff | January 15, 2015

The DeKalb Chipotle Mexican Grill was one of many in the restaurant chain to stop selling its "carnitas" burrito topping last week.It is not clear if the pork topping will return to the restaurant, 1013 W. Lincoln Highway. A DeKalb Chipotle manager declined...

Know what you’re eating

By Danny Cozzi | February 3, 2014

Animal rights activists know all too well the struggle of trying to expose the dangers and moral issues of factory farming. I should know; I’m one of them.At least that was the case until developments sprang up in the pursuit of raising awareness of...

Chipotle Cultivate Festival gives demonstrations on healthy eating

By Kevin Bartelt | September 16, 2012

I spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Chicago eating great food. What makes me any different from 2.7 million other Chicagoans? I learned where my food came from, how it was raised and how the farmers took care of the livestock. The second annual...

NIU closes most facilities for Thanksgiving

By Hailey Kurth & Juliana Leprich | November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving break starts Wednesday, which means many students will leave DeKalb for the holiday. With a majority of its population gone, NIU shuts down a lot of its facilities. This may leave some students who decide to stay in DeKalb for the holiday...